Give Your Muffins an Extra Special Something
It’s easy to give your muffins that extra special something. My husband spends weeks at a time working long hours, weekends included. He’s usually home one weekend a month. On these mornings I like to make him a huge breakfast. On other mornings, though, when I want to send him off with something quick and simple, but with a little something extra, I make these fruit muffins.
I use a packet of pre-made, “just add milk” muffins in any variety of flavors. Fill the muffin pans as usual and top them with fresh, or frozen fruits. It doesn’t matter which you use. For smaller berries, just chop them in half or quarters, and for larger ones, like strawberries, slice them thinly and lay on top. Bake them as usual and put them on a platter or in a bowl.
For more special touches, Forgo the fruit. Once baked, cleanly cut a deep circular hole in the middle of the muffin. Fill the hole with jam or warmed fruit sauce. Replace the top and dust with powdered sugar. Add roasted pecans to complete.